Capote

Capote

by Dan Futterman
     
 

This NHB Shooting Script Book includes:

The complete screenplay by Dan Futterman, based on the book by Gerald Clarke

Foreword by Gerald Clarke, author of the biography of Truman Capote

Q&A with screenwriter Dan Futterman and director Bennett Miller

16 color photographs

Background notes on In Cold Blood and an excerpt from the Clarke biography

Overview

This NHB Shooting Script Book includes:

The complete screenplay by Dan Futterman, based on the book by Gerald Clarke

Foreword by Gerald Clarke, author of the biography of Truman Capote

Q&A with screenwriter Dan Futterman and director Bennett Miller

16 color photographs

Background notes on In Cold Blood and an excerpt from the Clarke biography

Full cast and crew credits

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``In this riveting biography, Clarke, former Time writer, depicts the sad sequence of sparkling achievements and overwhelming despair that marked the life of Truman Capote,'' commented PW . ``Readers will be dazzled both by the life lived and the compelling skill with which Clarke brings it before us.'' Photos. Author tour. (May)
Library Journal
Clarke breaks Capote's life into four sections: a childhood spent mostly with relatives while his self-absorbed parents staggered through their disorderly lives; his years of discovery, when he had the two great romances of his life, traveled the world, and found his voice as a writer; the writing of In Cold Blood ; and the destructive obsessions with drugs, alcohol, and lovers that followed. Clarke's analysis tends to be superficial and his research, though impressive, has gaping holes. He is strongest in his portraits of Capote's first lover, the literary scholar Newton Arvin; the parade of men who disrupted the last 15 years of his life; and Capote's ``swans,'' the very wealthy women who became addicted to his seemingly magic touch. Paradoxically, Clarke fails to produce a full portrait of Capote himself. The chaotic figure will need to be studied from many angles: Clarke provides a point of reference. Rob Schmieder, Boston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557047236
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Series:
Newmarket Shooting Script Series
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Screenwriter Dan Futterman makes his screenwriting debut with Capote. As an actor, his films include The Birdcage, Enough, and Urbania, for which he received Best Actor at the Seattle Film Festival. He has appeared on stage in New York in numerous productions, including Angels in America, and was a regular on the CBS show Judging Amy, as well as appearing in Will and Grace and Sex and the City.

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